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Interview with director Jenenne Whitfield (American Visionary Art Museum)

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Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 36:43


Jenenne Whitfield became president of The Heidelberg Project in 2017. Under her direction, The Heidelberg Project (founded by Tyree Guyton) has risen to international prominence and is currently recognized as one of the most influential art environments in the world. Her leadership and commitment have enabled the project to extend its reach by participating in joint projects with museums, universities and other organizations throughout the world. Together, Whitfield and Guyton coined and trademarked the idiom, Heidelberg-ology, defined as the study of discarded materials incorporated into the fabric and structure of an urban community and the effects on that community. Under Whitfield's leadership, the work of the HP spans six continents and has collected over 27 awards, locally, nationally and internationally.In addition to her role as executive director of The Heidelberg Project, Whitfield lectures regularly, has taught courses at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan on art as a social practice, and serves as a mentor to the next generation of art thinkers and activists.  She is also co-founder of a new art collective in Detroit called United Artists of Detroit (UAD).​Rebecca Alban Hoffberger stated: “From idea to sustained fruition, the American Visionary Art Museum has occupied more than half my life. Without reservation, and with unanimous AVAM Board and staff accord, I have the utmost peace and joy in our rightful selection of Jenenne Whitfield as my successor.”About the AVAMThe American Visionary Art Museum—a Congressionally-designated national museum and education center dedicated to showcasing intuitive, self-taught artistry and thought—welcomes only its second director in its 30+-year history with the appointment of Jenenne Whitfield by the Board of Directors to succeed Founder, Director and Primary Curator Rebecca Alban Hoffberger.  Ms. Whitfield was previously the President & CEO of The Heidelberg Project and worked with the Detroit-based outdoor artistic organization for 28 years. Ms. Whitfield formally takes-up her new role with AVAM in September, 2022.Interview conducted in October 2022.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeThis season of The Truth in This Art podcast is generously supported by The Gutierrez Memorial Fund and The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation invests in innovative people, projects, and ideas that improve the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond. The Gutierrez Memorial Fund was established in the spring of 2010, to honor the life of artist, visionary and community leader, John K. Gutierrez. The Gutierrez Memorial Fund is committed to supporting arts organizations and individual artists who are residents of Maryland and whose programs or projects serve Maryland communities.  Thank you to both of these foundations for their support and making this season possible. ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Sam Gellerstein of SNACKTIME (The Truth In This Art Beyond : Philadelphia)

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 31:28


Sam Gellerstein is a Low Brass multi-instrumentalist, educator, composer and arranger living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From Jazz, to Salsa, to Ska Punk, Sam works within many genres within the tri-state area and beyond. Sam is a core member of the Philadelphia based. Snacktime Brass Band SNACKTIME was created out of necessity at the height of COVID, performing free shows in Rittenhouse Square and quickly amassing local notoriety. Known for its soul-energizing street performances, the seven-piece brass-heavy band recently released its highly anticipated debut album, Sounds From The Street: Live!, a 10-track recording boasting mood-enhancing musical compilations and 50 minutes of raw, unapologetic, booty-shaking bliss.   SNACKTIME has grown to be a local symbol of positivity and cathartic release, showcasing the richness of Philadelphia's music community from neighborhood festivals to Philadelphia 76ers halftime shows, growing to performance slots at major festivals such as Firefly, The Peach Music Festival, and XPonential Festival, and has been featured by NPR Music, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. The band also curates its own food/music events while also giving back to charitable organizations such as the Working Families Party, SHARE foods, MANNA, Nicole Rhodes Foundation, Krewe of Red Beans, and Jefferson Hospital VAX'd UP Philly.Featured in This EpisodeSNACKTIMEThe Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeWelcome to the Truth In This Art Beyond: Philadelphia! Philadelphia one of the foremost creative regions in the world and this series of interviews was sparked by my curiosity about the arts and culture of the city. Subscribe Through Your Favorite Podcast PlatformApple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts This interview was recorded in Philadelphia, PA between September 2022-January 2023. ★ Support this podcast ★

The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell
Episode 235: Lessons from an Art Practice

The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2023 31:41


A studio practice of any kind is an optimal learning environment. As an artist, every day that you work, you set challenges for yourself in your work and figure out how to meet them. But beyond learning how to produce the best work you can, there are also personal life lessons that come from a studio practice. We learn patience, perseverance, the ability to live with uncertain outcomes, and much more. Today we will look at some of what art can teach us on this personal level. When you're committed to an art practice you learn many practical things out of necessity, like the need to show up in the studio, how to conduct the business of art, and how to evaluate your work. But making the commitment itself is a big step that can also lead to a great deal of personal awareness of what is important to you and how you handle your life. Because art is so personal there are deep emotional and personal effects that may evolve from dedicating yourself to your work. These tend to be subtle and slow to evolve but over time can lead to positive changes in your outlook and behavior. You may experience a growing ability to allow solutions evolve, the ability to stick with your goals, and an increased trust in your own abilities. An art practice challenges you to problem solve and have the strength to keep trying. So, the life of an artist has rewards beyond the obvious joys of creativity and communication. The challenges of an art practice can help you grow in ways that enhance your life and your character. This happens naturally and is not something you need to push. But being aware of these lessons can lead to gratitude and appreciation the life changes brought about by your commitment to your work. Thanks to everyone who has been sharing the show and donating! If you would like to donate to the Messy Studio Podcast donate here (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=Yyrf7Ht1DYfkYzAaWNoW8zuvCpTryLYsxY2VAj4qGZ3o2o4F7xHGv4VmDDef7kFxuvbgpz_z4jUa-z7F). ​ When you buy art supplies at Blick remember to use our affiliate link to support the podcast! Bookmark this link and then you don't even have to think about it again. This is one of the best ways to support the show. It takes a few seconds and costs you nothing! The Blick website works exactly the same way, but we earn 10% every time you buy art supplies. www.messystudiopodcast.com/blick ​ What's new at Cold Wax Academy? Rebecca and Jerry have an exciting lineup of online sessions planned as they launch a new year of learning and growth for members of Cold Wax Academy. Winter quarter sessions, which began on January 4th, will feature help with technical issues, photographing your work, developing ideas for imagery, and advice on works in progress. And two special guests, well-known authors Eric Maisel (May-ZELL) and Shaun McNiff will be conducting interactive sessions with members. As a member, you can also access the private Facebook page and take advantage of the informed and supportive community there of artists who post their paintings and questions. It's never too late to join Cold Wax Academy! All live sessions are recorded and available in the member library. Please visit http://www.coldwaxacademy.com for more information as well as basic information about using cold wax medium. Please visit http://www.coldwaxacademy.com for more information. Here is what a member named Sandy has to say about her own experience with Cold Wax Academy: "Rebecca and Jerry have presented the most professional, authentic and structured approach to a creative activity I have ever come across. Their selfless sharing of all their knowledge and encouragement is a gift in my life unsurpassed." Also-- please visit https://www.espacioart.org to learn about Rebecca and Jerry's newest project, Espacio, dedicated to providing beautiful living and working spaces for artists and writers. Espacio's first offering is Casa Clavel, a modern, fully equipped house opening this September in the beautiful cultural city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. A few booking openings are still available in 2023, so please incquire if you are interested. Have an art related product, service, or event you would like to advertise on the Messy Studio Podcast? Email Ross at rticknor.core@gmail.com (mailto:rticknor.core@gmail.com) for current mid-roll advertising rates. ​ For more from The Messy Studio: www.messystudiopodcast.com www.facebook.com/messystudiopodcast ​ For more from Rebecca Crowell: www.rebeccacrowell.com www.coldwaxacademy.com ​ The Messy Studio Podcast is a Tick Digital Media Production.

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Interview with Chef Kurt Evans (Truth In This Art Beyond: Philadelphia)

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 49:24


Chef artist-activist and social entrepreneur Kurt Evans was born and raised in Philadelphia. Kurt found a culinary spark cooking southern style dishes alongside his grandmothers as a child. Since then, he's honed his skills in some of Philadelphia's most esteemed kitchens.Mentioned in the episodeChef Kurt CooksThe Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeWelcome to the Truth In This Art Beyond: Philadelphia! Philadelphia one of the foremost creative regions in the world and this series of interviews was sparked by my curiosity about the arts and culture of the city. Subscribe Through Your Favorite Podcast PlatformApple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts This interview was recorded in Philadelphia, PA between September 2022-January 2023. ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with artist Joe Boruchow (Truth In This Art Beyond: Philadelphia)

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 37:11


Joe Boruchow is a Philadelphia based muralist and paper cutout artist whose site- specific work is designed to fit into architectural niches and public spaces. Born and raised in the Washington DC area, he moved to Philadelphia in 1997.The self-taught artist started working in paper cutout in 2003 and has been consistently exploring ways to transcend the traditional medium, translating his designs into large scale murals, graphic novels, fine art prints and metal wall hangings. Inspired by his surroundings, current events and architecture, his black and white installations have become iconic in the Philadelphia region.His work explores themes of race, sexuality, politics, history and art, all through the subtractive art of paper cutout. His designs are all created from a single piece of black paper where all the white sections are excised by hand with an exacto blade and all the black sections must connect to the whole. Often quite small, the original paper cutouts are scaled up to fit their intended space.He was a finalist for Pew Fellowship and has worked on major murals with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. His graphic novel, “Stuffed Animals” was awarded a Xeric Grant for graphic fiction. As a visiting artist, he is often called upon to lecture and instruct at colleges such as The University of the Arts and institutions such as The Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His commissioned and uncommisioned work have gained a large regional following and has been covered by national and international press and blogs.Exhibitions of his original paper cutouts continue to astonish followers of his work with their intricacy and craftsmanship. The intimate scale of the paper cutouts contrasted with his monumental murals, create a tension between the private and public aspects of the work. The blend of craft and concept combine to create powerful graphic images that transform the spaces that they inhabit.Featured in This Episode Keith Haring Brittney Griner The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeWelcome to the Truth In This Art Beyond: Philadelphia! Philadelphia one of the foremost creative regions in the world and this series of interviews was sparked by my curiosity about the arts and culture of the city. Subscribe Through Your Favorite Podcast PlatformApple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts This interview was recorded in Philadelphia, PA between September 2022-January 2023. ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Jerrod Bronson

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 52:26


Jerrod Bronson is equal parts black punk, comic nerd, elixir maker, pie slinger, writer and owner of a glorious beard. The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with DJ Shawn Smallwood

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 45:26


Brief summary of episode:Shawn Smallwood is a a touring performance DJ and mentor hailing from Baltimore, MD. He has been touring North America for the last ten years recently expanding to the European market. The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Designer Jeffrey Everett

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 53:25


Jeffrey Everett is a successful designer, illustrator, and author working outside of Washington, DC. Jeffrey has had the pleasure of designing and illustrating for a wide variety of entertainment, corporate, and non-profit clients. Jeffrey has created designs for such bands as Jason Mraz, Social Distortion, Foo Fighters, The Decemberists, Flight of the Conchords, Gaslight Anthem, Lou Reed, The Bouncing Souls, and A Day to Remember. He has created work for companies such as RedBull, Simon and Schuster, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washingtonian, Variety, Universal Records, LiveNation, Dreamworks, and more.Jeff's work has been published in numerous books such as "New Vintage Type" and "Design Entrepreneur," and seen in major magazines including Print, Rolling Stone, Rock Sound, Alternative Press, New Noise, HOW, and Step Inside Design. He has his MFA in Graphic Design from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, NY.He is the recipient of gold and silver awards from The Art Directors Club and “best-in-categories” from the AdClub (Addys), and is included in multiple AIGA Fifty Show from 2006 to present. His work has been stapled on walls of acclaimed rock clubs, inked into brave people's skin, and framed in high-end galleries around the world. Jeff is the author, curator, and designer of “1,000 Garment Graphics” for Rockport Press, and has taught and lectured for American University, University of Baltimore, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the AIGA. His work has sold in galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, DC.Mentioned in the episodeRockets Are RedThe Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory.SPONSORSforaged. a hyper-seasonal eatery: Farm-fresh seasonal plates, beer & wine served in a warm, casual space lined with greenery. each item on the menu is comprised of local and seasonal ingredients. the concept is true to chef Chris Amendola's ethos in the kitchen, one that is deeply rooted in the woods. foragedeatery.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Artist Sarah Peguero

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 30:04


Brief summary of episode:Sarah Peguero creates her paintings across multiple genres and with a constant desire to try new techniques and approaches. She works with a wide palette of (materials /tools) such as oil- and acrylic paint, pen and crayons on canvas. Sarah has a weakness for Gold color that she uses in different materials and structures, almost becoming a trademark in her paintings.Born, raised and awarded a university degree in Interior Design in the Caribbean.Sarah later moved to Paris in France to learn French and study Fashion Illustration. She has exhibited her paintings in numerous galleries, art shows and -associations in Denmark where she now lives. As well as Sweden, Italy, Spain and Paris, France.Some of her works have also appeared in famous magazines as: VOGUE UK, HOUSE AND GARDEN UK, WORLD OF INTERIORS UK, the Luxury Property Magazine, Abode2 and in the CURATORIAL Volume. 3, Leaders in Contemporary Art - Melbourne, Australia.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:Sarah Peguero To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Drummer Jack O'Connell (O'Connell Sound)

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 46:03


Brief summary of episode:Jack O'Connell has been an avid music lover since he was in diapers and was burning mixes at age 7, ripping a personal Beach Boys hits anthology. He has been listening constantly since. From hearing Fastball's All the Pain Money Can Buy on cassette in the car to elementary school, to The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack on the Walkman, he discovered music early and was hooked. Along the way he endured the zeitgeist of Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, dancing along to their performances at Madison Square Garden on VHS. Eventually his babysitter introduced him to the local alternative rock station–99.1 WHFS (R.I.P.)–where he could finally hear pop-punk icons like Blink-182 and Good Charlotte, Jack's first exposure to the combination of raw rock and catchy pop.  Blink also influenced him toward the drums. During a drive past the Baltimore School for Drumming while listening to Enema of the State at age 10, Travis Barker unwittingly set events in motion that led Jack toward devotion to the kit. During his eight years of private drum lessons with virtuoso and now long-time friend John Coale, Jack practiced his craft with Kidz Rock bands at The Music Workshop, instructed by singer/guitarist Fred Moss in the ways of performing and band dynamics. Eventually he played drums with his middle school's jazz ensemble, taking him out of his head-bashing comfort zone and into more complex and elegant styles.  Since playing in liturgical and theatre bands in high school, he has played countless shows at venues in and around Baltimore, as well as major cities around the east coast on tour with surf rockers Trunkweed, honing an understanding for the politics of booking and the challenges of creating good live sound.  Jack attended a summer program on music industry at Drexel University, which cemented his decision to attend Towson University.  While working on his audio degree, doing audio/visual work for Towson event services, and teaching drum lessons from home, he began buying recording gear, building a studio, and producing on his own. Jack played virtually every venue in Baltimore and published a full-length record, Anything But Ordinary, which Jack co-wrote and produced, with his former band, pop-rockers The Chance.​Jack has more recently been making music with his brother, Danny, as Backyard Games, and is currently working on their first full-length album, all recorded and produced at O'Connell Sound. He also periodically plays around Fells Point on the weekends playing cover gigs.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:O'Connell Sound To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeSPONSORSforaged. a hyper-seasonal eatery: Farm-fresh seasonal plates, beer & wine served in a warm, casual space lined with greenery. each item on the menu is comprised of local and seasonal ingredients. the concept is true to chef Chris Amendola's ethos in the kitchen, one that is deeply rooted in the woods. foragedeatery.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Illustrator Devin Watson (Eyeball Fortress)

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 30:33


Devin Watson, aka Eyeball Fortress, is a seasoned illustrator and designer based in Baltimore, MD. He's been in the biz for over 15 years slinging artwork for book covers, beer bottles, t-shirts, comics, posters and magazines, and he's always thirsty for more. In the rare moments when he's not designing, you'll find Devin at his Hampden home playing a myriad of musical instruments, doing yoga, running, hanging with his wife and cats, and doing literally anything else to keep his brain from overheating. His clients include Ottobar, The Sound Garden, Creative Alliance, Baltimore Magazine, Creep-O-Rama, Tröegs Independent Brewing, Threadless, Atomic Books, Ledo Pizza, Live Nation, and more. Follow him on Instagram @eyeballfortress. The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory.SPONSORSforaged. a hyper-seasonal eatery: Farm-fresh seasonal plates, beer & wine served in a warm, casual space lined with greenery. each item on the menu is comprised of local and seasonal ingredients. the concept is true to chef Chris Amendola's ethos in the kitchen, one that is deeply rooted in the woods. foragedeatery.com  ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Artist Brian Suryah

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 54:12


Brian Suryah is an American interdisciplinary student, artist and practitioner born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where they continue to work today. Their practice centers the sum of their lived experience, a journey of mind, body, soul expressed with the many different mediums, mindsets, rituals, ceremonies and passions they experience consistently.  Not limiting their art practice or perspective of self as an artist/creator to just the physical task of making work.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

In Search of Tarot
SHUFFLING THRU HISTORY with Edgar Fabián Frías

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 46:21


Today we're concluding Season Five and our deep dive into Mexican Mysticism and Cartomancy with our very special guest, Edgar Fabián Frías! Edgar works in installation, photography, video art, sound, sculpture, printed textiles, GIFs, performance, social practice, and community organizing, among other forms. Their art addresses historical legacies and acts of resistance, resiliency, and radical imagination within the context of Indigenous Futurism, spirituality, play, pedagogy, animism, and queer aesthetics. Born in East Los Angeles in 1983, Frías received dual BA degrees in Psychology and Studio Art from UC, Riverside. In 2013, they received an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, with an emphasis on Interpersonal Neurobiology and Somatic Psychotherapy. Frías received their MFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley in 2022. Their work has been exhibited internationally, including the Vincent Price Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Oregon Contemporary, MOCA Jacksonville, Project Space Festival Juárez, and ArtBo, among others. Their work has also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Taschen, Bustle, Los Angeles Times, Slate, CVLT Nation, Terremoto, Hyperallergic, and other publications. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ON PATREON Edgar's Website and Instagram Angie's Website and Instagram Nick's Website and Instagram Music by AJ Ackleson. Thanks AJ!

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Interview with New Media Artist Travis Levasseur

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 43:46


Travis Levasseur is a new media artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. His multimedia installations have been exhibited at Big Law Country Club in Brooklyn, NY, and Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, MD. His single-channel video work has been screened at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA, 2640 Space in Baltimore, MD, Macao Milano in Milan, IT, and the Borscht Film Festival in Miami, FL. He has received fellowships at the Elsewhere museum in Greensboro, NC, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is a 2019 recipient of the Robert W Deutsch Foundations Rubys Artist Grant and 2021 recipient of the Maryland State Arts Councils Creativity Grant. In 2022 he became a Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts Sondheim semi-finalist. He received his BFA in Film and Video from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. In his free time he likes talking to electronics about their feelings.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:Travis Levasseur To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeSPONSORSforaged. a hyper-seasonal eatery: Farm-fresh seasonal plates, beer & wine served in a warm, casual space lined with greenery. each item on the menu is comprised of local and seasonal ingredients. the concept is true to chef Chris Amendola's ethos in the kitchen, one that is deeply rooted in the woods. foragedeatery.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Dancer Anastasia Johnson

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 38:18


Anastasia Johnson is a dance artist, teacher, and choreographer born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. After receiving her B.A in Dance along with a PreK-12 Virginia Teaching Licensure in Dance Arts from James Madison University in 2017, Johnson relocated to further her artistry in the DMV area. Currently, she holds the title as Energizers Afterschool Club Manager and Teaching Artist at Dance Place in Washington, DC, as well as, a Dance Teacher at MacArthur Middle School in Anne Arundel County. Since relocating, Johnson has performed with companies and artists such as, Choreographers Collaboration Project, VT Dance Company, Extreme Lengths Production, Rachel Luebbert, Juanita Dance Company, Contra-Tiempo, and Coyaba Dance Company, and New Growth Collective. Recently, Johnson has been developing her own dance company called A.J. Collabs (AJC), who has had the opportunity to perform at the 2019 Small Plates Festival, Works In Progress Showing, Ascending Choreographer's Festival,National Choreography Month DC, Black Choreographer Festival, and Coalescence: A Visual and Performing Arts Showing (a presentation series created by Anastasia Johnson, Molly-Kate Buchalter, and Kaitlin Pennington). AJC uses the vehicle of movement to address the social and cultural issues by integrating various performing arts forms to create fascinating yet relatable experiences for the audience.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. SPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Artist Sean Lugo

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 43:11


Sean Lugo is a brown boy representing the duality of both Latin and American culture and experiences through masks that can either misconceive or stereotype perceptions.  As a first-generation American with a mother born in Cuba and a father born in Puerto Rico, Sean 9 Lugo was raised with the “immigrant mentality.” Lugo's work channels this not only in its imagery and themes, but in its “accessible” prices.  Source The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:Sean's Website To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with James Beard Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 41:02


Spike Gjerde was born in Iowa farm-country, and though he was late arriving at his decision to cook for a living, he clearly brought that Midwestern sense of the land with him to the East Coast.His restaurants in Baltimore benefit from his close relationships with farmers and fishermen in and around the Chesapeake Bay. He has degrees in philosophy and Chinese, but now runs a variety of food-related businesses in Baltimore, including his Woodberry Kitchen restaurant, which earned him the James Beard Foundation's mid-Atlantic best chef award in 2015.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:Woodberry Kitchen To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodePhotograph by Stephen Voss ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Chef Ashish Alfred

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2022 37:41


Brief summary of episode:Chef Ashish Alfred has created award-winning restaurants in the Baltimore and DC-metro area under the Alfred Restaurant Group. Earning acclaim from Duck Duck Goose Baltimore and Duck Duck Goose Bethesda, Chef Ashish Alfred was named Maryland Chef of the Year 2019 by the Maryland Restaurant Association. The prestigious award recognizes overall excellence in the foodservice industry and dedication to the community.Baltimore Business Journal recognized Chef Alfred as a 40 Under 40 recipient in 2020 as a product of his personal success, business growth and philanthropic efforts that better the community. He is one of the faces of the Visit Baltimore 2020 rebrand, where he is celebrated for representing Baltimore's unapologetic pride and diversity.Most recently, Chef Alfred was recognized as Chef Advocate by Baltimore Magazine for his efforts fighting against the exorbitant service fees charged by mobile delivery apps during the pandemic.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.Mentioned in this episode:  To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Artist Charley Peters

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 37:50


Brief summary of episode:Charley Peters lives and works in London and exhibits internationally, showing recently at Saatchi Gallery (London), Meakin + Parsons (Oxford), Hauser & Wirth (London), Z20 Sara Zanin Gallery (Rome), Yantai Art Museum (Yantai), Art 2 (New York) and National Museum of Gdansk (Gdansk). Her clients include House of Vans, Facebook, ITV, Centrepoint, Wembley Park and Hospital Rooms. Peters completed a PhD in Fine Art Theory and Practice and has contributed writing about art to online and print publications. She is a visiting tutor in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School, a visiting painting mentor at Turps Art School and a Postgraduate Senior Lecturer at University of the Arts London.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:Charley Peters To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory.SPONSORSforaged. a hyper-seasonal eatery: Farm-fresh seasonal plates, beer & wine served in a warm, casual space lined with greenery. each item on the menu is comprised of local and seasonal ingredients. the concept is true to chef Chris Amendola's ethos in the kitchen, one that is deeply rooted in the woods. foragedeatery.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview: Nina K. Noble (The Wire, We Own This City, Treme)

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 36:35


Nina K. Noble, is an American television producer. She was an executive producer for The Wire.Before entering television she worked extensively in film. Initially she was a production assistant and then became a second assistant director after joining the Directors Guild of America in 1984.[1] She worked as a freelance assistant director for ten years and worked with several notable film-makers including Alan Parker, Paul Mazursky, Ron Shelton, Stephen Frears, Paul Verhoeven and Ivan Reitman.[1] In 1995 she began producing and production managing television projects for Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana.[1] They introduced her to writer David Simon in 1999 when he was developing his book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood for the HBO network.[1] She collaborated with Simon and Robert F. Colesberry to produce the Emmy award-winning The Corner for HBO.[1]Noble continued her collaboration with Simon and Colesberry on their next project The Wire. She was involved from the beginning and was credited as a producer for the show's first season.[2] She retained her role for the show's second season and her credit was upgraded to co-executive producer.[3] For the third and fourth season she was credited as executive producer alongside Simon.[4][5] She continued in this role for the fifth and final season.[6]Noble is married to David Noble. Her brother, Michael Kostroff played defence attornery Maurice Levy on The Wire.[7][8] She has two sons, Nick and Jason.photo creditThe Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. SPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com SPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Filmmaker Katiana Weems

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 39:55


Katiana Weems is an internationally screened director, cinematographer, and editor. An alumni of Syracuse University's Film Production Program, she graduated summa cum laude a VPA scholar- the college's highest undergraduate honor. In the year following, she has continued her involvement with the program by assisting classes as a TA and returning as a guest lecturer. She has also studied film internationally at FAMU University and holds an AA in Film Studies.After interning with London & LA based Somesuch as an image researcher, she began teaching film at Baltimore School of the Arts and working professionally as a director, cinematographer, and editor. In the past few years she has become quite fond of teaching cinematography and lighting workshops, notably at John's Hopkins University & Syracuse University.The stories she tells on screen are dynamic and seek to process and unearth raw emotion. As an educator, she encourages this same authenticity in her students- to help them develop the skills to communicate through film in a way that resonates with themselves, their communities, and the world at large.She is currently based in Baltimore and was a semi-finalist for the 2022 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:Katiana WeemsTo find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeSPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Debbie Dorsey (Director of the Baltimore Film Office)

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 41:24


Debbie Dorsey has made a career out of bolstering Maryland's film and television industry and has been the director of BOPA's Baltimore Film Office since 2007. About the Baltimore Film OfficeThe Baltimore Film Office was created by the City of Baltimore in 1979 in response to the need for a central point of contact for the film industry. Since then, hundreds of feature films and television shows and thousands of commercials, documentaries, music videos, independent and student films have been filmed in our city. The Baltimore Film Office serves as the official liaison between production companies and city agencies, providing access to city services and expedited permits for the purpose of economic development. We also serve as liaison between production companies and businesses, crew and communities, engage in educational outreach and market Baltimore as a first class location for film production.We are a long standing member of the Association of Film Commissioners International and have over 30 years of experience working in and with the film industry.The Baltimore Film Office is a division of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City's official arts council, events agency and film office.Proudly sponsored by BMIThe Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with President of Enoch Pratt Free Library Heidi Daniel

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 39:31


Heidi Daniel joined the Enoch Pratt Free Library as President and CEO in July of 2017. Ms. Daniel is focused on leading the Pratt into the future by breaking down barriers of access for the people of Baltimore and the state of Maryland. In 2018, she led the Pratt to becoming one of the first fine-free public library systems on the East Coast. She managed the $115 million renovation and reopening of the historic Central Library. Under her leadership, the Pratt was named one of the “Nicest Places in America” by Good Morning America and Reader's Digest.Coming to Baltimore from Youngstown, Ohio, Daniel served as Executive Director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Daniel, the 2015 recipient of the Ohio Librarian of the Year award, oversaw fifteen library branches throughout Mahoning County. During her nearly five years as Executive Director, she worked on several major building projects and spearheaded innovative new services, including a Pop-Up Library and the circulation of mobile Wi-Fi hot spots.Prior to Youngstown, Daniel began her career in children's and teen programming in Oklahoma City and Houston before moving into library administration. She managed multiple neighborhood library branches in Houston before becoming Director of the Ohio system.The daughter of a factory worker, her parents did not go to college, but used the library in her Michigan hometown to impress upon her the importance of education. Daniel earned her Bachelor's degree in women's studies at DePaul University and her master's degree in library sciences at Texas Woman's University.Mentioned in the episodeEnoch Pratt LibraryThe Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory.SPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.comSPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Curator Jessica Bell Brown

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 30:18


Jessica Bell Brown is the Curator and Department Head for Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her recent exhibition projects include How Do We Know The World?, Thaddeus Mosley: Forest, Stephanie Syjuco: Vanishing Point (Overlay), and A Movement In Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration co-organized with the Mississippi Museum of Art. Prior to the BMA she was the Consulting Curator at Gracie Mansion Conservancy in New York, where she curated She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, 1919-2019 with First Lady Chirlane McCray. Previously, she held roles at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Creative Time. Her writing has been featured in several artist monographs and catalogues, including Janiva Ellis, Thaddeus Mosley, Baldwin Lee, Lubaina Himid, Matthew Angelo Harrison, as well as Flash Art, Artforum, Art Papers, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail.Photo by Christopher MyersAbout A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great MigrationThe Great Migration (1915–1970) saw more than six million African Americans leave the South for destinations across the United States. This incredible dispersal of people across the country transformed nearly every aspect of Black life and culture. A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration explores the ways in which its impact reverberates today through newly commissioned works across media by 12 acclaimed Black artists, including Akea Brionne, Mark Bradford,  Zoë Charlton, Larry W. Cook, Torkwase Dyson, Theaster Gates Jr., Allison Janae Hamilton, Leslie Hewitt, Steffani Jemison, Robert Pruitt, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, and Carrie Mae Weems.The exhibition is co-curated by Jessica Bell Brown, Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art at the BMA and Ryan N. Dennis, Chief Curator and Artistic Director of the Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) at the Mississippi Museum of Art.The exhibition is co-organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art.This exhibition is supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation.Mentioned in this episode:A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great MigrationTo find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Artist Dany Green

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 31:48


Dany Green is a self-taught mixed media artist whose unique approach pushes the boundaries of traditional mosaics. Her art practice works to jump the gap between the literal and the imagined. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Dany is now based in Washington D.C. Dany has exhibited work with Latela Curatorial, Art of Noize, and Strathmore's Invitational Gallery.Mentioned in the episodeDany GreenThe Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. SPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Singer-Songwriter Habera Yu

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 42:19


Brief summary of episode:Habera Yu is a singer, songwriter, graphic designer and entrepreneur from Shanghai, China. She is currently a undergraduate student at Maryland Institute College Of Art. Her work focuses on biblical content and nowadays Christian cultural issues that need to be addressed. The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:Habera Yu To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeSPONSORSforaged. a hyper-seasonal eatery: Farm-fresh seasonal plates, beer & wine served in a warm, casual space lined with greenery. each item on the menu is comprised of local and seasonal ingredients. the concept is true to chef Chris Amendola's ethos in the kitchen, one that is deeply rooted in the woods. foragedeatery.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Artist Niles Tatum

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 31:49


Brief summary of episode:Niles Tatum is a self-taught multimedia artist based in Baltimore, Maryland.  He first began creating at the age of 8, deeply inspired by the vibrancy of the cartoons in his youth. His beginnings would later foreshadow his propensity for hyper-saturation and contrast. With his emphasis on color and distortion, which often borders psychedelia, his work aims to communicate the complexities of his community, their love, their pain, and the world they inhabit.His medium of choice is marker, though he frequents digital creation, collage, and oil paint. His work conveys its whimsy through the lens of cultural nuances, centering the feelings, experiences, and relationships of the marginalized. Thus, it is juxtaposed– that which is frequently repressed and an emphatic, bright display that calls both attention and serious thought.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.Mentioned in this Episode:Niles TatumTo find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeSPONSORSforaged. a hyper-seasonal eatery: Farm-fresh seasonal plates, beer & wine served in a warm, casual space lined with greenery. each item on the menu is comprised of local and seasonal ingredients. the concept is true to chef Chris Amendola's ethos in the kitchen, one that is deeply rooted in the woods. foragedeatery.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Artist Jazlyne Sabree

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 27:11


Brief summary of episode:Jazlyne Sabree has been creating artwork since early childhood. Her artwork has always been a place of refuge and healing through all of life's storms. She has persevered through childhood trauma, assault, and is currently battling a lupus diagnosis. The art is her solace through it all.​The figurative and abstract works are birthed out of Jazlyne's life experiences with themes of social justice, peace, and healing. The goal is to spread awareness, balancing issues pertaining to humanity and peaceful, therapeutic paintings. It is important to address pertinent issues in society while also creating space for self-care. That is the message that connects and balances the diverse bodies of work.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:Jazlyne Sabree To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Artist Adam Droneburg

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 37:43


Brief summary of episode:A recent graduate of the IMDA program at UMBC, Adam Droneburg creates wearable art. His art is based in the future apocalypse and created using found objects.  His thesis exhibition, Post US, has been recently exhibited in Spark: New Light at the Peale Museum. He is currently the Programs and Exhibition Manager at the Peale museum. The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.Mentioned in this episode:Adam DroneburgTo find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeSPONSORSforaged. a hyper-seasonal eatery: Farm-fresh seasonal plates, beer & wine served in a warm, casual space lined with greenery. each item on the menu is comprised of local and seasonal ingredients. the concept is true to chef Chris Amendola's ethos in the kitchen, one that is deeply rooted in the woods. foragedeatery.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Artist Elijah Trice

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 42:43


Brief summary of episode:Elijah Trice is a contemporary artist and architectural designer, born and raised in Baltimore. Trice was born into a family of skillful artists, varying from photographers to musicians. At a young age, he developed figurative and technical drawing skills and started experimenting with graphite and charcoal. He went on to receive his B.S in Architecture at Morgan State University. After working in an architecture firm for a year, he decided to continue his studies at Rhode Island School of Design. During his second year, he took an introductory painting course that changed the trajectory of his creative career. Upon completing that course, he realized that painting was his true passion and began to build upon his newfound skills.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:Elijah Trice To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episodeSPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Photographer Willis Aybar

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 40:09


Brief summary of episode:The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:Willis Aybar To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode____________SPONSORSforaged. a hyper-seasonal eatery: Farm-fresh seasonal plates, beer & wine served in a warm, casual space lined with greenery. each item on the menu is comprised of local and seasonal ingredients. the concept is true to chef Chris Amendola's ethos in the kitchen, one that is deeply rooted in the woods. foragedeatery.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with artist Darren Thompson Jr

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 39:28


Darren Thompson Jr is a digital artist born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Specializing in photography and digital painting, Darren's work focuses on color and how it relates to the image. His interest lies in the relationship between color and image and how it will convey visually to the viewer. For example, is the viewer more drawn to the color or the aesthetic of the image itself. The figurative fight for dominance between image and color is what intrigues him, but ultimately he strives to achieve balance between the two. Also, with his photography work, he captures photos of objects/surfaces that people overlook and turn them into works of art. Anything, with a unique texture or shape, his iPhone camera lens is on it. Darren's art journey started at a very young age, but in his teen years he began to lose interest, only to regain his love for art in his freshman year of college. Darren graduated Towson University with a B.F.A in Digital Art + Design. After graduating, Darren started his professional career in 2016, creating digital paintings in Photoshop. In 2018, he transitioned to capturing colorful and vibrant flower photography, which led to his abstract photography style in 2019. Being in numerous art shows and exhibitions, Darren's artwork has been shown in art exhibitions in D.C, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan, and Texas. In late 2021, Darren started participating in pop-ups shops and festivals. Throughout those events he learned that children love and gravitate to his artwork. Darren strives to inspire and bring joy to both children and adults with his art. The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.Mentioned in this episode:Darren Thompson JrTo find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with arts professional David Andersson

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 31:22


Brief summary of episode:David Andersson advises cities in their efforts to support their local arts and cultural communities by offering guidance in equitable grantmaking, public art investments, data collection and evaluation, and non-profit governance. His work with municipal arts agencies helps strengthen their cities' cultural sectors and promote vibrant art experiences for all of their residents and visitors. Prior to joining Bloomberg Associates, David worked as the Director of Special Projects for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, where he helped manage the City's Cultural Development Fund grant program for arts nonprofits. David holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and is a practicing visual artist.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. Mentioned in this episode:David Andersson To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with Arts Advocate Amanda Morell

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 49:03


Brief summary of episode:Amanda Morell has been the  Deputy Director for Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) since March 2018.  Prior to joining MCA, Amanda spent 3 years with the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County (ACAAC), where she managed the Exhibits and Arts in Education Programs.Amanda has always had a love of the performing arts.  A Baltimore native, she attended Baltimore School for the Arts for high school where she studied music and flute instruction under Sarah Nichols.  She studied ballet at “Let's Dance Studio” in Towson for 13 years before leaving for college in Ohio. After taking an economics course at Ohio Wesleyan University, Amanda decided to come back to Baltimore to finish her degree.  She graduated from the University of Baltimore with a B.S. in Business Administration. Upon finishing her degree, she was selected as one of ten Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP) Fellows in the class of 2014/2015. At the same time, she began working with Amy Hornberger at Baltimore School of Dance.  After completing the UALP fellowship, Amanda was hired by the organization with which she was placed, ACAAC.Having grown up in Baltimore with access to a rich arts education, Amanda knew from a young age that arts advocacy was paramount to a well rounded education.Mentioned in the episodeDany GreenThe Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory.SPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com ★ Support this podcast ★

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Interview with actress Shaquita Smith

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 31:20


One Glimpse at Shaquita Smith and its not hard to tell that this young lady has God given talent in her blood! Shaquita Smith is a actress and producer originally from Birmingham, Alabama but resides in Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Troy State University and American Intercontinental University. She owns her own media production company called "Noonie Studio Productions" and she also is a producer at "Loud Films". Shaquita Smith has appeared on Tyler Perry's "If Loving You is Wrong", All Eyes on Me, Fatal Attraction, Snapped and many other film projects. She has landed lead roles in numerous theatre productions such as Eleemosynary, A Lesson Before Dying, The Insanity of Mary Girard, She Walked Out and God walked In and many others. Shaquita Smith is also a Inspirational speaker who loves to impact and encourage others to live to the best of their ability. When you ask her how she get where she is today.......She simply replies.... "God Did It! "The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-up ★ Support this podcast ★ Shareable link to episode

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Interview with voice actor Travis Case

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 37:00


Travis Case is a voice actor with a passion for content creation. His voice work has appeared on Shadow and Act, The Shaderoom, and Baller Alert. His video content has been praised by the likes of Tony Baker, Paulo Coehlo, Allen Hughes, and Rosario Dawson.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture. To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory. SPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com SPONSORSDoubledutch Boutique: Boutique featuring a curated selection of modern, retro-inspired women's designer clothing. Check out the shop's gifts for holidays for him/her, including items from local makers and new modern lines from abroad and as well as vintage treasures by going to doubledutchboutique.com ★ Support this podcast ★